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OUR AIMS

The aims of the goFPA are to:

  • Ensure that all members comply with the legal requirements of the National Veld and Forest Fire Act.
  • Encourage integrated fire management for private landowners and public entities.
  • Prevent and control wildfires.
  • Manage wildfires in natural areas in order to maintain diversity of species and ecosystems.
  • Manage wildfire hazards so as to minimise the risk and any adverse consequences.

We provide an integrated community fire management service to members of the Association.

  • Develop and implement a Veldfire Management Strategy for the area;
  • Assist members to meet their responsibilities according to the Act, our constitution and our rules;
  • Improve the knowledge base to help land users implement integrated fire management strategies;
  • Improve awareness on integrated fire management and prevention and empower local communities to become more aware of the risks of fire;
  • Reduce fire risk associated with the occurrence of wildfires by devising integrated fire management plans;
  • Assist members with managing any incidents of wildfire as appropriate;
  • Represent landowners at local and provincial forums for veldfire management and report back to landowners on decisions that may impact them.

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OUR WORLD

Overberg: How to be wildfire ready come December 2021

Overberg: How to be wildfire ready come December 2021

Fire season officially starts on 1 December 2021. This is the time when everyone should be hyper vigilant to the dangers of wildfires. According to Louise Wessels, Manager of the Greater Overberg Fire Protection Association (goFPA),

Grain farmers: Harvest season is underway in the Overberg

Grain farmers: Harvest season is underway in the Overberg

Overberg grain farmers face huge potential economic losses should a wildfire pass through their farm before their grain is harvested. Fires on grainlands burn notoriously quickly and, given the way they burn, they can create several lines that can trap those

Evacuating your pets safely (tips from Dr Hensie Lategan)

Evacuating your pets safely (tips from Dr Hensie Lategan)

During a high-stress situation, such as a wildfire closing in on your home, panicked pets rarely do what you want them to do. That’s why you should prepare for this eventuality BEFORE it becomes a reality. Bredasdorp Animal Hospital’s Dr Hensie Lategan

CONTACT goFPA

Email: info@overbergfpa.co.za

 

+27 (0) 28 425 1690

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You can get involved by providing goods to energise our fire-fighters. Here’s a list of non-perishable items you can drop off – that help sustain our fire-fighters working hard to protect our homes and nature

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